The nature of our prayers determines the energy manifested in our life. If they’re selfish in nature they’ll be from our head, but if they’re of love so too will the results be from the energy of our heart.
To quiet the mind is to pray, “Thy will not mine be done” this is the essence of prayer. When we transform our energy from the noise in our head to the love in our heart, the quality of our energy has the transforming effect from destructive to constructive. This can be done with something as simple as a deep breath. This is the true nature of prayer that can be used to keep our self-serving Conditioned Mind Patterns from controlling our life. The more we learn to use it, the more we will want to use it. “Praying ceaselessly” to me means being aware of your thoughts, understanding which ones are useful and letting go of the ones that are not. It is very simple, one will either do the things that are useful and beneficial to their life or one will not.
The key is to know what is useful and beneficial. This will take a very settled mind to see. But once we learn what is useful we can exert our will to bring that usefulness into our daily living. The more this is done, the less control our Conditioned Mind Patterns control our reactions and decisions. The power that is derived from prayer allows one’s reactions and decisions to be of love instead of selfishness. Although love has the power to conquer all, it’s so difficult to truly grasp what it means to love because of all the energy from the Conditioned Mind.
Mostly everyone has a story of what love is, but love will only be known in silence. The more noise there is between one’s ears the less one lives from the love in their heart. Not because one doesn’t want to love, but because one doesn’t know how to love. Love is not selective so if you don’t love everyone, you don’t love. Again: Love is not selective so if you don’t love everyone, you don’t love. Ether see this truth or remain in the created story of what love is. I’m not saying I know what love is, but I certainly know what love isn’t. Not because it was read in some book, but because it is the prayer of my heart. And when one prays ceaselessly and it’s from the heart, love is the energy that’s emitted to others.